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D. Grayman

MyAnimeList.netHi guys! I hope you guys are having a wonderful week like I am, even though, I’m enduring a horrible heat wave at the moment. If any of you live where I am then you know the struggle.

Today’s anime is D. Grayman which was written by Katsura Hoshino. It mostly revolves around a boy named Allen Walkers who was born with a strange and deadly arm which you learn later in the show is his akuma weapon. He lives in a world where akuma are constantly being created by the Millennium Earl and are killing people in order to evolve and get stronger. Akuma are hideous monsters that were once a person who had died, but if a person wants you back hard enough and you make a deal with the Millennium Earl, he’ll bring that soul back from the dead only to order it to kill you and become a akuma. Bad deal, right?

Personally, if someone I knew died and I was really mourning their death and someone came up to me with that offer I would most likely have 2 reactions: I would think your crazy and ask what’s the catch. We all know that nobody does anything for free even if they go up to you and say its free. There is always some kind of ulterior motive behind it.

BehindTheVoiceActors.comAnyway, with Allen Walker’s own personal hatred towards the Earl, he went to find the Black Order to become and exorcist. They’re some funny freaking characters in this show my 2 favorites would have to be Kanda and Komui. Kanda is a samurai exorcist with a mysterious past that I really hope they reveal one day. Kanda may seem to have a black heart and be cruel as hell, but later you realize he’s just a grumpy guy that doesn’t want to wear his emotions on his sleeve. I think he’s totally adorable to when you watch him be grumpy and angry for no reason.

Komui is this crazy genius with an extreme sister complex. He likes making tools and machines that most of the time don’t work and end up attacking people. I think the reason anyone puts up with it is because he’s the chief at the Black Order. He worked hard for that title, so he could be with his sister again who is also an exorcist.

Pinterest.comForgot to mention that akuma are considered to be imaginary creatures as far normal people are concerned.  Well, at least until they see one with their own eyes that is. Not everybody can become an exorcist, you have to innocence inside of you in order to use the power to fight akuma. Also, the innocence would have to choose you in order to use it, you can’t just find it and expect that superpowers or anything.

This show is a race to see which side will succeed in getting all of the missing pieces of the innocence and the heart. This crazy, dark, funny and full of action, so if your into those things then you better stop reading this and start watching this right now or read the manga. A third season to the show has come out recently called “D.Grayman: Hollow” and I can’t wait to see it and tell you guys all about it. Until then, watch this if your into it and I’ll see you all next time.

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Sherlock Holmes

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Just finished Sherlock Holmes the Devil’s Daughter not too long ago and I know that I probably haven’t talked about the previous Sherlock Holmes game in the past so I’ll talk about both so you guys don’t get confused or anything. This game was developed by FrogWares and I have to say that this one is a bit better than the last one.

 

The story already starts out epic and action because the first thing you see is a man (whom you find out later that its Sherlock Holmes) running in the middle of the woods from a mysterious figure while being shot at and the only thing that I could think of was…did he get away?

Later, we find out the answer to that question but I’m not going to spoil it for the people who haven’t played it yet. In this game, I noticed a lot of different things that the previous didn’t do or show. Like the fact that both characters appearances have changed, you can go more rooms in his apartment than last time and that Holmes adopted a daughter!

The last one I was not expecting, even though, the freaking title says the Devil’s Daughter right on the cover. I was kind of hoping it was someone else’s daughter. When I first saw her I was like does a wife too that I don’t know about in this game too? As you guys can guess, Sherlock Holmes in the last game was pretty much single with no love interest in mind. But, then they say adopted and now I’m thinking why in the hell did he adopt a little girl?

People I’m not being mean or anything but if you’ve watched the movies or played the last game then you guys will know why him being a parent or even trying to start a family would be like mission impossible for this guy. Just like the last game it had about 5 different cases where you gather evidence and decide who the criminal is. I’m usually good at detective games but this one had me doubting myself the entire time I played. Also, this one had a lot more puzzle games than the last one which frustrated me to know end. For most of the puzzles after you die a number of times a skip option would appear which I happily clicked one.

A woman named Alice appears in the game and before I even played the game other players would say that this was probably a potential love interest. But, when I saw her she instantly reminded me of the lady thief in the first Sherlock Holmes movie and I instantly knew she was up to no good. Again not going to spoil what happens between these two but I will tell you that it gets crazy………and creepy!!!

Theirs one thing that I seem to notice throughout the whole game that’s been bugging me and I was surprised when I was surfing the net and no one seemed to notice that this was a bit odd to me. If you’ve played the game, then you’ve seen the William Halmington photo and my first thought when I saw it was……ISN’T THIS THE SAME GUY PHOTO FROM UNTIL DAWN?! If you’ve played Until Dawn then you know what I’m talking about when your walking around and you find clues and you find this guy’s picture of him slowly being turned into a Wendigo. It bugged me the entire time I was playing and kept looking at the photo over and over and then looked up the Until Dawn photo and they do look similar.

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I kept thinking maybe they were made by the same people. There have been lots of times when old stuff from previous games would pop up in newer games from the same company, so I thought that was the case here. The answer I got was ……no. Two different games from two different companies. For people who have played Until Dawn and Sherlock Holmes the Devil’s Daughter, I would like for you guys to try to compare to see if it’s not just me who thinks this is really weird. Again since no one seemed to have come to this realization at the similarity I was only able to get the photo to Until Dawn once I can find a Sherlock Holmes version of it, I will put it up here, as well.

 

Overall, this is a pretty good game better than its last one. I loved the storyline and the characters, if you like puzzle/mystery or detective games then you’ll like this game a lot. Even for me who doesn’t enjoy puzzle games very much, I still very much enjoyed the story.

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Parasyte

Everyone has bad habits here and there and for me this particular bad habit of mine sometimes gets on my last nerve because I end up getting mad at myself in the end. I don’t know if other people have a problem with this but when I’m not sure of something like a game or anime, I seem to hold off on it because I instantly think that its not my cup of tea. Later though, when I finally go fuck it and try the game or episode I get angry in the end because I find out how good it is and why I didn’t try it sooner.

That’s how I felt after watching one episode of Parasyte. After, the first episode ended I was totally hooked on it and had to see more.  This was made by Hitoshi Iwaaki who created the manga and the actual anime series was created by Madhouse. This anime revolves around a teenage boy named Shinichi who is nerdy looking, nervous and friendly towards anyone that he meets. He also has a total crush on red-headed girl named Murano who for some strange reason keeps asking him from time to time,” Are you really Shinichi Izumi?”

It kind of pissed me off every time she asked throughout the entire show. I mean, why does she keep asking that? Would it make her feel different if he said no, but she already knows its him so why does she keep freaking asking him that same stupid question? I actually got really happy when he told her to shut up after she asked that same damn question for like the hundredth time to him while he was in bad ass mode. To tell you guys the truth, I really didn’t like her all that much. Everytime I saw her I always thought that something was a little off about her but I didn’t know what. Wasn’t sure if I wanted to him to end up with Kana either but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Basically, Shinichi was living an ordinary high school life up until one day he wakes up to something digging into his arm. He stopped it from going anywhere else in his body, but the next day he summed it all up as a bad dream until his arm started to transform and talk to him, at least. His arm later named Migi explains that he was going for his brain so he could take over his body and eat humans for nourishment. Later, they keep running into their more people infected and Shinichi has decided that he will get rid of as many parasite infected humans as he can.

Shinichi goes through a lot of shit in this show and sometimes you feel so bad for him. Its never revealed where the parasites come from. They never make it clear, but I’m betting that their aliens because in the first episode they were all falling from their small pods from the sky and none of them have any idea why their even there in the first place. I wish they would have hinted more but I guess we’ll never know. I really like when Shinichi was badass looking with his hair gelled back and everything, he looked really hardcore to me even his personality changed drastically. Again if you watch it or have read it, you’ll see that he goes through a lot of crap. To me it was like his own weird, parasite version of breaking down and rebelling. Again you know what I’m talking about if you’ve seen it.

There is a lot gore and action in this anime and I love it. My only wish was that he would have stayed in badass mode, but oh well. If you like mutants, action, gore and a bit of romance meshed into one then this one is definitely for you. There is so much to like about this anime its crazy, but I know it won’t get a second season.

No point, really.

The ending is so heart warming and funny at the same time that I thought I was going to cry for a minute. This is worth watching especially for people who are fans of sci-fi and horror anime. Hope you enjoy it!

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Secret Life of Pets

I bet everyone wonders what their pets do when they’re gone. Some pet parents put up cameras or let someone else babysit them but most of us like the mystery of wondering what they do when we turn our backs. This is why I liked this movie so much when it came out.

This movie was made by Illumination Entertainment and it centers around a dog named Max. He’s super attached to his owner and can’t stand it when she leaves for work or for anything else that he can’t be involved with. It was because he thought about his owner all the freaking time that he never really noticed the cute and hyper Gidget who had a serious crush on him. One day, everything changes for Max when his owner suddenly decides that he needs a playmate so she ends up adopting Duke who is a huge and hairy dog that doesn’t know his own strength. Immediately, the two hate each other but that’s mostly because Max was being so mean to him and wasn’t giving him a chance. Basically, Duke had no choice at that point but to use his size and intimidate Max into behaving…..or at least try.

After, this movie is over you kind of start to wonder if your pet has similar adventures when your gone. I sadly don’t have any pets with me right now so I don’t have to wonder but I think it would be cool to find out later that my pet did all of these things and still managed to get back inside the house in time to greet me when I get home. This movie is really sad, funny and heart warming at the same time as you watch two different types of characters get along when the odds were against them. Its one of those opposites attract type deal.

If you an animal lover, pet owner or just love watching hilarious animation movies then this movie is for you. Watching this movie will definitely make your day just a little bit brighter….that is if you can get over the sad stuff in the movie first. Hope you guys enjoy this movie and its furry characters.

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Life is Strange

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When I first saw this game I was a little hesitant to play it to tell you the truth, but then I said to myself ‘what the heck I’ll give it try’. Looking back, I am so glad that I bought this game and brought it back home with me, so now I was mentally kicking myself because I almost didn’t buy it that day. This game was created by Dontnod Entertainment and Square Enix and it revolves around a girl named Max who goes through the strangest things during this entire game.

The game already starts out very weird and mysterious because she wakes up in the middle of a storm just in time to see her hometown about to get destroyed by a massive monster tornado. But, right after her supposed ‘vision’ of the future, she suddenly gains the power of controlling time. How does she get that power?

I really don’t know. I was wondering during this whole game how out of every character that was in here, why was she the only one that gained that power? It looks to me that it will always be a mystery and all we can do is speculate and guess why and how. I just wish they would have given us a hint of some sort during the game, so we wouldn’t be so confused now. Out of everything that was put into the game, that one story detail was the only bad thing that I could point out.

The graphics were excellent and the gameplay. This is another what I like to call movie video game but with a lot more input from the player this time than the previous ones I’ve played if you ask me. This game had a bit of the usual but added a hint of a puzzle/hidden object parts to it, too. So, we had a lot more to play with in this one.

If I had to give this game a rating then I would give it a 4.5/5. Like I’ve said before it was really good and there are many ways to play this game with multiple outcomes that just want you to go back and play it again. I’m not going to go into detail about the story for you guys, since I don’t want to spoil it for you but just know there is a lot of drama in this and it will definitely make you cry. I would recommend this game to pretty much everyone that loves a good storyline and is looking for a nice way to pass the time.

 

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Sausage Party

This movie came out just recently and this is the first ever R-rated animation movie. So, that means this is a movie just for adults because it was a different kind of animation movie I had to see what it was about. Basically, this story is about food and the food in the grocery store all think that once their bought and taken to a human’s home, they would be cared for and loved for all eternity. Of course, we all know that’s a load of bull and couldn’t wait to see their faces when they finally figure out the truth.

Anyway, the story is mainly centered around a hotdog named Frank and Brenda, the hotdog bun. Making a long story short they end up lost in the grocery store and are trying to find a way back to their aisle, so they both have a chance of bought together. On their journey though, they see and find strange things that they never seen before. The movie is very funny with a lot of dirty jokes and all. Also, because its animated you kind of don’t expect them to cuss…..at least, I wasn’t. I wasn’t sure about everyone else.

The ending was a bit much for me. I didn’t know what to really make of it. I’m not going to say anything about the ending because I don’t want to spoil it for a lot of you. For me, it was something that I wasn’t expecting for them to put in there, so I didn’t know how I felt about it. I knew the moment that I saw the trailer everyone was going to have a meme field day with this movie especially with the hot dog and the bun. So, if you’re looking to watch an animated movie with funny characters that like to cuss and make dirty jokes then I highly recommend this movie to you guys.

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Zootopia

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Zootopia is one of the recent movies that came out not long ago. Its about a cute rabbit named Judy, whose been wanting to be a police officer since she was a kid, but nobody including her own family believes that she has what it takes to be a real police officer. In this animal world, it looks like depending on what type of animal you are (predator or prey) pretty much decides what kind of work you do. For example, since Judy and her family are all rabbits they own a nice vegetable farm out in the countryside. While animals like tigers, bulls, dogs or even elephants get into law enforcement work,

 

Even though the whole world is against her, she still believes she can become an officer one day and has a pretty positive outlook on the world. Well, that is until she moves to Zootopia, the most diverse city in the world. There she finds that she might need more than a ‘can do’ attitude and good grades from the police academy to run with the big dogs. Eventually, she meets a con artist fox named Nick, who is pretty much the exact opposite of the rabbit in every way and as they say……opposites attract. It didn’t take long for these two to keep running into each other, especially, after she gets assigned a case that seems almost impossible to solve.

This unlikely duo tries to solve the mystery and at the same time learn about each other. For the longest time, I thought these two were going to end up being together and everything. I don’t know how it works in this human-animal world though. Do they allow interspecies couples or do they not care about that in this world? I guess, we’ll never know.

They made the suggestion very hard in the movie, but I guess they didn’t want to go that route because its a kids movie. On the other hand, their have been plenty of couples who kiss and hold hands in past PG kid movies, so I don’t know what they were thinking with this. Maybe, they thought someone would get offended? I wouldn’t be too surprised in this day and age to find a few random people with plenty of time on their hands complaining about an animation movie and a good one at that

I really enjoyed watching this movie though. It was funny, interesting, diverse, modern and a joy to watch. This world describes our modern times and how being different from someone else effects them and how it can cause so much unnecessary hate and disgust. Also, I enjoyed the little animal puns that they bring out of nowhere. I can’t see anybody watching this movie and coming out the theater hating it. Its an incredible movie and I loved every minute of it. I hope after your done watching it, you’ll totally agree.

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Until Dawn

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If you’ve read my last post then you saw that I briefly mentioned the game ‘ Until Dawn’. This game was made by Supermassive Games and produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. Ah, Sony you got to love them. Anyway, this is a survival horror game that revolves around this group of teenagers taking a vacation in a snowy cabin. They were all enjoying themselves until they decided to be cruel and thought it would be funny to prank one of the girls, Hannah, right in front of the guy she has a crush on. Devastated, she runs into the woods in the middle of a blizzard (because that’s the perfect place to run to when you want to be alone and cry) where soon her sister, Beth, tries to follow her.

 

The two sister are never seen again.

In the beginning you see a hint where their could be a monster in the woods, but you’re not so sure. A year goes by and the older brother of the two sisters, Josh, invites everyone to come back on the anniversary of their deaths because he says it will help everyone get some closure. Everything goes downhill from there.

If it was me in this game, I would have never gone back to that place. I would have just gone and seen a therapist or something for a couple of weeks and just be done with it. I would never go back to the place my friends died in a creepy freaking cabin, no doubt. Plus the bodies were never found even when everyone did a complete search of the mountain. I would be way to paranoid to go to a place like that, but that’s me. I don’t know about you guys.

This is what I call a video game movie where you watch most of it and you just make a quick decision here or there. The reason I liked this game is because you never know what is going to pop out at you and scare the crap out of you. Every decision you make decides who lives and who dies and let me tell you, its kind of hard keeping everyone alive but it is possible. Also, there are different endings every time you start over and change something from before.

The characters were very diverse and if I had to pick who I liked the most and who I hated the most I would say I liked Sam the most because she kicked ass in the game and in a towel no less! You ever tried defending yourself or running in a towel without letting it fall? I haven’t, but that shit don’t easy. The person I hated the most was……a tie. Between Emily and Jessica, they were both complete bitches in the story and I can’t decide who I hated more. Anyways, this game is super easy to play, you just have to be quick with the buttons or you won’t last long. Also, this game is not for people who don’t enjoy a good scary movie. Enjoy!

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Brothers: The Tale of Two Sons

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Warning: May Contain Spoilers!!

This game was created by Starbreeze Studios and I have to say this was a really unique and really fun game to play. The story revolves around two brothers, if you couldn’t guess from the title, who realize that their father is dying and the only way to save him is to travel across the land and find the water of life. Naia, the older brother and Naiee, the younger brother set out immediately to go find it.

What I find funny is that they never speak English in this game. They keep saying weird random words that make no sense to me. It kind of reminded me of when I played the Sims and you could never understand them. Even though, you couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying; they had such detailed body language that you could pretty much guess what they were talking about.

The story would suck you right in and before you know it your already done with the game. So far that was the only flaw I could see in the game. It literally took me 4 hours to beat the game, maybe even 3 if I didn’t die so much. The game was so easy to play that I actually thought it was impossible to die, so to test it out I died on purpose on one of the chapters, just to see if I could. The one thing that really popped out at me which made the game so unique and special were the controls. Instead, of controlling the brothers one at a time and switching them out whenever the need arises, you actually end up controlling them AT THE SAME TIME! That’s right I said it, at the same time with the same controller.

It’s because of this that I’m not sure if this is a good beginner game or not. It might be good for gamers who’ve played a game or 2, but because of how different the controls are for this game it might end up confusing you at first. It really does take some getting used to; but eventually you’ll get used to it. Also, I would like to mention that there are a lot of ‘What the fuck?!’ type moments in the game. Like for me, what got me angry was what happened with the spider lady and the twist at the end. As the credits came up I didn’t know if I should feel happy, sad or angry. It just made me think that maybe if I go back in the game then the ending would change……sadly it did not.

It was like you were playing inside of a movie but it’s not like games like Until Dawn( which I think I haven’t talked about yet) where you would watch a lot of the video game like a movie than make a decision here or there. Your actions decide how fast this game’s story is going to move along. Also, with all the different puzzles and creatures in the game, it really keeps your mind on its toes. I do believe that anyone playing this game will agree that, even though, it was kind of short it was a wonderful game to play.

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Assassination Classroom

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Just as the title suggests this class is for assassins in training only! This anime was made by Yusei Matsui and I’ve got to say this one was really fun to watch. The teens in this story are placed in what I like to call the ” Troublemaker Class” because their school system is fucked up. The school that they go to is really strict and elite, so to everyone that attends that school; grades are everything. If you don’t have good grades then your a pile of shit in their eyes and a waste of time.

 

If that wasn’t bad enough, instead, of kicking the students out so they can find another school to go to their twisted and dark principal, Mr. Asano, decides that he wants to use the failing students as examples to the other kids as to what will happen to you if your grades start to slip. I think the principal is a really dark and sadistic person and his son is no better. During the show, I didn’t know what would be worse if the principal stayed in power the whole time or the son taking over.

Anyway, these students are miserable since their lives suck but one day out of nowhere the freaking moon explodes. Then, national security comes into their classroom dragging a very smiley, yellow alien that claims to have blown up the moon and then says that he’ll do the same thing to Earth and that the only way he’ll stop his plans is if one of the students is able to assassinate him within a year. From that day on the Assassination Classroom was born!

This show was really hilarious and exciting to watch. While I was watching it, I was wondering why I haven’t watched it sooner. My favorite characters besides, Korosensei, would have to be Karma and Nagisa. Karma came off as a psychotic badass to me and I already knew that he was going to drive Korosensei insane. Later, in the story you’ll find out that theirs more to him than that and for all we know he could be the principal’s son’s long lost twin brother.

I mean really now? Did the creators for this anime just suddenly get lazy one day and just recycle Karma’s character and think we wouldn’t notice?! The only difference between the two is their hair color and clothes, that’s it. Nothing else! I’m watching this show to see if either the other characters will notice how similar they are or if by chance they’ll explain this. So far no dice on either scenario.

I like Nagisa, as well, because he was secretly badass. He was that type of guy that I think most people can relate to. Normal guy, even though, he looks like a girl in disguise but doesn’t have a clue what he’s good at until the assassin thing comes in. Turns out, he’s a natural born assassin. He’s starting to become so good that he’s starting to scare his teachers. My favorite thing about Nagisa besides him being awesome are his inner monologues when he fights. I don’t know if I should freak out or laugh, but I certainly enjoy them.

This anime is really entertaining and I encourage anyone to go watch it. They would be missing out if they don’t and yes this is also a manga. So, if you enjoy reading more than watching or want to do both then their you go. My guess on what is going to happen in this story, eventually,  is that the year goes by and no one has killed him so everyone freaks out, but he ends up not blowing up the planet because he had such a nice time with everyone. Again that’s just a guess on what I think is going to happen. I really hope that this anime gets a season 2, it really deserves another season.

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